The Emerald Casket (Archer Legacy Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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It has only been a month since Gerald Wilkins be-came the richest kid on earth. One month since he found out his great-aunt Geraldine had left him all her fortune and, with it, a murder mystery, clues to a diamond heist, and a target on his back. One month since Sir Mason Green made off with the contents of the diamond casket, an object of unspeakable power. And you thought your school vacation was eventful.

As book two of the Archer Legacy opens, Gerald, Ruby, and Sam come upon...

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Overview

It has only been a month since Gerald Wilkins be-came the richest kid on earth. One month since he found out his great-aunt Geraldine had left him all her fortune and, with it, a murder mystery, clues to a diamond heist, and a target on his back. One month since Sir Mason Green made off with the contents of the diamond casket, an object of unspeakable power. And you thought your school vacation was eventful.

As book two of the Archer Legacy opens, Gerald, Ruby, and Sam come upon papers, drawings, and reams of research, all indicating that Gerald's family has been protecting a secret concerning nothing less than the fate of the world. Now Gerald and his friends are off to India to try to find out the truth. Friendships will be forged and broken. A city buried under the sea will be rediscovered. A whole mess of pigeons will be involved. And Gerald is going to have to make a choice between his love for his friends and the darkest desires of his heart.

It's entirely possible that this month might be even more eventful than the last.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—This old-fashioned adventure series continues along in its Biedermeyer-esque fashion, with many unlikely coincidences and melodramatic danger. The world's youngest billionaire, Gerald Wilkins; twins Ruby and Sam; and Indian femme fatale Alisha are on the hunt for a mysterious casket with supernatural powers. Evil Sir Mason Green, along with his murderous henchman, "the thin man," uses the children to try to steal this casket once they find it just as he did in The Billionaire's Curse (HarperCollins, 2010). They all head to India in search of a death cult that curiously shares the same symbology as Gerald's family crest. Character development is nil; new characters are introduced only to become stock figures so often found in this type of adventure, and the story is entirely plot driven. Some Australian slang will be unfamiliar to American readers.—B. Allison Gray, Goleta Public Library, CA
Kirkus Reviews
They may have (apparently) lost round one in trilogy opener Billionaire's Curse (2010), but 13-year-old Gerald and his squabbling twin sidekicks Sam and Ruby aren't giving up. Here they get a taste of the luxury an estate worth £20 billion brings while jetting off to India in high style to claim a second magical artifact before (presumed) murderer and all-around bad guy Mason Green can reach it. Laying broad hints that All Is Not as It Seems—or, as several characters repeatedly whisper, "Nothing is certain."—Newsome again crafts a lighter-than-air caper. It's all heavily dependent on contrived clues, blundering or oblivious adults, chaperones who consistently vanish just before attackers arrive, conveniently spotty communications, lurid visions and massive gems that evidently sit around for the taking. The pace never lets up, though, and along with learning a bit more about the 1,600-year-long secret that Gerald's family has been charged with keeping, the young folk survive multiple kidnappings, escapes, chases and life-threatening mishaps. Inevitably they face off with Green again, here inside an ancient Indian temple prone to sudden massive floods. Fans of 39 Clues–style adventures will be swept along. (illustrations not seen) (Adventure. 11-14)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062077028
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/17/2011
  • Series: Archer Legacy Series , #2
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 97,405
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Newsome is the author of the first two books in the Archer Legacy, The Billionaire's Curse and The Emerald Casket. In researching the trilogy, Richard traveled to England, India, France, Italy, and Greece, visiting many of the historical sites featured in the books. He lives with his family in Brisbane, Australia.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    NOT AS GOOD AS THE FIRST

    I was so hoping this book would be as good as the first but it was not. I found it long and boring. I felt like Mr. Newsome had run out of ideas so he thought hey I need ten more pages for this chapter I will just put in a chase scene. I felt like whenever he got stuck he wrote in a chase scene or fight scene. BORING!!!!! I skipped alot of those scenes! I thought I would never get this book read. I would loved to see how this story plays out but I am not sure I want to read the third book if its anything like the 2nd book.

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2011

    YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!

    This book was REALLY good! I think it might be better than the first book! PLEASE READ IT!!!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2011

    gerald billionare boy returns

    Gerald wilkins brand new billionare boy is back with his two friends ruby and sam. they get invited to visit India to visit Alisha and her father as thanks for rescuing thier diamond. Gerald finds clues where mr. green might be headding. He is having wierd dreams about the caskets and mr. green threatning his friends lives if he doesnt help him find the emerald casket. While site seeing around India in a luxery train car they run into kidnappers that want Alisha. they have rescued her a few times from them. thier body guards chaperones have disappeared. Gerald finds out a little bit more of his family history with the caskets. Its a nice adventure book but liked the first book and cant wait for next one to see why the 3 caskets where hidden away and protected so far apart from each one.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Love this series

    I got the first book free which i liked tons then i had to read this one. Its to good to put down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I adored this book, but I simply cannot find the third book. Very frustrating!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    When is it coming out?

    When on nook?

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2011

    CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have just finished the first book and I loved it!!! This one is going to be better than the first!!!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Awesome Book :)

    If you've read "The Billionares Curse" then this is the sequal. If someone says that thtis book isnt good, ignore them. Its a great book. The book is so much better than the first one as Gerald, Sam, and Ruby venture off to India to search for whatever Sir Mason Green is looking for ( im not gonna tell you what it is. You are gonna have to read the book to find out) I would recommend this book to anyone. Get it. Its worth it.:):):):)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Emerald

    Sleeps

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2012

    Not as good

    Im STILL reading this book and i got it 2 months ago i really likes his first book but this one i was let down i really hope the 3rd one is better

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2012

    #2 is as good as #1

    Its not often that the 2nd book in a series is as good as the first, but the author pulled it off this time! Cant wait to start the third and unfortunatey the last book in this series. I want more of these charecters....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Wazzap

    Fact. Bears eat beets. Bears. Beets. Battlestar galactica.

    Jim Halbert/ Dwight Schrute

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Firekit

    Where is mama

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2012

    A fun second adventure for elementary and middle school level readers!

    The Emerald Casket takes up whe the first book left off and brings back all the previous characters. This time the friends are in India to solve the second part of the mystery of the joined arm family crest. Lots of danger and action is packed into this story and leaves you wanting to read the third book.

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  • Posted June 14, 2012

    Great book, highly entertaining!

    This is a great book to read to children, heck I am a grandparent and I loved it. There are many good lessons to learn from this book series, honesty, dedication and loyalty. I will be reading this to my grandkids when they get a bit older!!

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  • Posted June 7, 2012

    Great book

    Interesting reading for Pre-teens, Teens and Adults

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2012

    The second in the youth series Archer Legacy. This is a fine yo

    The second in the youth series Archer Legacy. This is a fine youth book, and I would be surprised if the target audience isn't thrilled with it. I've also read the other two books in the series and would recommend it to young people. It has murder and mayhem and teeners - all of which I think would appeal to teen-aged readers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Awesomeness

    Even better than the first one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    Goodd

    Awsome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2012

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

    I love these books so much!!!!!!!!!

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